Manage the WiFi Network Settings
AC1600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Model D6400
Name (SSID) The SSID is the WiFi network name. If you did not change the SSID, the default SSID
displays. The default SSID is also printed on the product label (see Bottom Panel Product
Label on page 15).
Note: If you change the default SSID, enter a 32-character (maximum), case-sensitive
name in this field.
Channel From the Channel menu, select Auto for automatic channel selection or select an
individual channel. The default selection is Auto.
Note: In some regions, not all channels are available. Do not change the channel unless
you experience interference (shown by lost connections or slow data transfers). If this
situation occurs, experiment with different channels to see which one is the best.
Note: If you use multiple WiFi access points (APs), reduce interference by selecting
different channels for adjacent APs. NETGEAR recommends a channel spacing of four
channels between adjacent APs (for example, use Channels 1 and 5, or 6 and 10).
Mode From the Mode menu, select one of the following modes:
• Up to 54 Mbps. Legacy mode. This mode allows 802.11n, 802.11g, and 802.11b
devices to join the network but limits 802.11n devices to functioning at up to 54 Mbps.
• Up to 145 Mbps. Neighbor-friendly mode for reduced interference with neighboring
WiFi networks. This mode allows 802.11n, 802.11g, and 802.11b devices to join the
network but limits 802.11n devices to functioning at up to 145 Mbps. This mode is the
• Up to 300 Mbps. Performance mode. This mode allows 802.11n, 802.11g, and
802.11b devices to join the network and allows 802.11n devices to function at up to
Note: WEP security supports speeds of up to 54 Mbps. Even if your devices are capable
of a higher speed, WEP security limits their speed to 54 Mbps.